La Nina Now Likely This Winter
I’ve consulted my therapist and my winter outlook remains unchanged: “Colder with some snow”. It’s the details (when, where, how much?) that trip me up every time.
According to NOAA, a La Nina cooling phase in the Pacific Ocean should linger into much of the winter. Every La Nina is different (lovely) but most La Nina winters favor more snow for the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Snowfall has been erratic in recent years but snow lovers may have reason for hope.
In spite of La Nina, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicts a milder than average fall (October through December) for the entire USA. Despite next week’s chill I see mild bias in the weeks ahead.
Showers this morning give way to more August-like warmth Friday. We start to cool off over the weekend; Doppler radar…